As we announced last week, we are proud to have successfully secured almost $40 million in ensuring White House, State Department, House Committee interns are paid, and there would be increases in existing House and Senate internship allowance funds.

Juliana Kaplan of Business Insider has gone into more details about the new White House program and its impact, and you can read about it here.

We’re also continuing to accept applications for the Internship Opportunity Fund, and are thankful for the Essence coverage of the program.